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Princess Ayako, the youngest daughter of Emperor Akihito’s late cousin, wed commoner Kei Moriya at a ceremony Monday at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.

The 28-year-old princess officially lost her royal status after her marriage to the 32-year-old employee of shipping firm Nippon Yusen K.K. was legally registered later in the day in the capital’s Minato Ward.

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